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Joy at the Gtech: Brentford Women 6 – 1 Ashmount Leigh

The sun was shining, families were decked out in their kits, and Brentford Women created lasting memories once again in a 6-1 win against Ashmount Leigh at the Gtech Community Stadium. Every tackle, every attack was cheered by the crowd of 4,856 in what was the perfect afternoon for the Bees.

The first half was all Brentford as they scored three, including a lob over the Ashmount goalie from just over the halfway line from defender Maddie Phillips. Brentford put continuous pressure on the Ashmount Leigh defence and always looked hungry for more.

The second half started just as the first ended. It was only a matter of minutes before Nikki Woods added a fourth and Logie a fifth — and all before the 65th minute. This was a landmark goal for Logie as she now has a whopping 40 this season.

Ashmount Leigh did get one back in the 67th minute, but it was a small spot on an otherwise perfect afternoon for Brentford Women. After a rare goalless period in the match, substitute Ellen Wardlaw brought it back to a five goal lead for the home side.

The Bees took a deserved lead in the 18th minute from a Kirsty Matthews goal. They had the lion’s share of possession and chances until that point, and it felt only a matter of time until they found the opener.

Phillips did then produced perhaps a goal of the season contender. The defender took an audacious shot just past the halfway line when she saw goalkeeper Lou Brooks off her line and the crowd couldn’t believe it as the ball bounced into the back of the net.

The crowd was loving it as the Bees clearly came to put on a show. Eleonora Cottrell was one-on-one with Brooks and opened her body up to aim for the bottom right corner. It looked headed just wide when Chloe Logie beat her defender to poke it home. A true number 9’s goal.

It was more of the same for the Bees at the start of the second half. A shot-cross rolled just in front of the line before being pinged around and finally being cleared by the Ashmount Leigh defence.

Minutes later, Woods drove into the box after Ashmount failed to clear their lines and slid it past the goalie to make it 4-0. Only moments later, she looked bound for another, but Brooks recovered well to save the attempt.

The Bees weren’t done yet, though. They were awarded a penalty for a foul on Woods. None other than Chloe Logie stepped up and calmly slotted home to score her second on the day and make it 5-0.

To their credit, Ashmount Leigh did create chances on the counter and were able to pull one back with a Keisha Small goal midway through the second half. But, it was too little too late for the visitors.

Bees substitute Wardlaw got in on the action in the 89th minute to score the final goal on the day and end it at 6-1.



  • Julia Andersen

    Julia Andersen is an American living in London. Previously a health research coordinator with a master’s in public health (MPH), she is interested in the intersection of health, research, and sport. A Liverpool fan who regretfully named her dog Henderson, she also closely follows golf, baseball, and tennis.